The government’s procurement of goods and services is governed by specialized rules reflecting the government’s unique nature as a contracting party. Found in various statutes, regulations, legal precedent, instructions and directives, these rules are intended to protect the public’s interest, while simultaneously protecting the interests of those who wish to do business with the government.
Jackson Kelly regularly advises clients on these rules and related issues encountered in the formation of government contracts, including the Competition in Contracting Act; sole source procurement; sealed bidding; negotiated procurement; other competitive procedures; types of contracts (including leases and public private partnerships); and contract pricing. Attorneys also counsel clients in the areas of research and development contracting; small business contracting; and General Services Administration Schedule Contracts. Jackson Kelly lawyers advise contractors and subcontractors regarding subcontract negotiations (including analysis and negotiation of application flow down provisions), on an almost constant basis.
Included in the long list of contract formation issues are policy matters such as the domestic preferences found in the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act, small business set-asides, minority business programs and labor standards. Jackson Kelly routinely counsels clients on these and other policy matters.
Negotiated several major telecommunications contracts for provision of service on military bases in the United States and abroad.
Assisted client in formation of two long-term leases with government, one a major training facility, the other for a major Coast Guard facility, both built with contractor funds on privately-owned property.
Represented foreign aerospace subcontractor in negotiation with prime contractor for major DoD project.
Represented pharmaceutical developer in negotiation of master services agreement with clinical research organization.
Negotiated subcontracts with institutions of higher education for research and development projects.
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